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Top dog : the science of winning and losing

Author: Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2013.
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Studying competitive arenas from the workplace, the stock market, sports, politics, the military and schools and using the latest findings in genetics, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman unveil the astounding, often counter-intuitive truths about how we compete and the crucial ingredients that sometimes stand between winning and losing.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Po Bronson; Ashley Merryman
ISBN: 9781455515158 1455515159 9781455529551 1455529559 9781455515141 1455515140 9781455515165 1455515167 9781611130126 1611130123
OCLC Number: 806015770
Description: vi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: parachuters and ballroom dancers --
The competition machine --
What goes down when the stakes go up --
How the worriers can beat the warriors --
Even odds: why women need them and men don't --
The utter importance of pillow fights --
The difference between winning and not losing --
How one night of blackjack sped up the world economy --
The 'roid rage of chess --
The hierarchy of teams --
Michelangelo had an agent --
How the Black Sox cleaned up Wall Street.
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Studying competitive arenas from the workplace, the stock market, sports, politics, the military and schools and using the latest findings in genetics, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman unveil the astounding, often counter-intuitive truths about how we compete and the crucial ingredients that sometimes stand between winning and losing.

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